Author Archives: Chad “Stick” Poindexter

About Chad “Stick” Poindexter

My blog is essentially a record of my hiking career. Through it, I, and others, can see how I have evolved from a heavy weight backpacker, to a smarter, more efficient, lightweight backpacker. Through the use of video, still photos, and of course writing, one can see my progression, as well as check out some of the places I hike, and not to mention some cool, lightweight gear options. For me, my blog is a journal, but for others, I hope that it is an interactive learning tool to aid them in their own progression towards lightweight backpacking.

New Backcountry Meal: Cesar’s Pad Thai

I was recently watching a food video by Cesar (from Cesar and the Woods), and one of his meals intrigued me… his version of Pad Thai! Some time back, I posted about Matthew Kirk‘s fast-pack version of Pad Thai, which … Continue reading

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Unboxing the Bushbuddy Trekker Ultra 004 Wood Stove

A few weeks ago (4 to be exact), I broke down and placed an order with the Nomadic Stove Company for the lightest Bushbuddy stove available, the Trekker Ultra 004. Without crossing hairs, I have used the Solo Stove for … Continue reading

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2014 Montbell Down Hugger 800 #3 (First Impressions…)

Back Story It was just a few short years ago when I started backpacking… and it was very soon after that when I realized I needed to lighten my accumulated gear load up. I began my backpacking career like many others probably … Continue reading

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Rhino Laces Contest Winner!

The contest for a free pair of any size, and color, Rhino Laces is now finished! Thanks to everyone that entered. There were definitely lots of great ideas there, however, I could only choose 1 winner. And that person is…

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Rhino Laces: First Look & Give Away!

I first came across Rhino Laces on Brian’s Backpacking Blog. There was actually a Kickstarter project going on for it, but unfortunately, I didn’t get in on it at the time. Since then they have slipped my mind, however, I … Continue reading

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Oakley Valve Sunglasses

I have rarely used/carried sunglasses while hiking. When I do, I am usually concerned with trying to make sure I keep up with them: how do I keep them on me for when I need access to them, what to do … Continue reading

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